On July 16, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, along with members from Tri-DENT and the Illinois Valley Special Response Team, conducted simultaneous search warrants at two locations in Hennepin.
The two search warrants were served at 410 Pintail Drive (Hennepin Trailer Court), and 328 Old Route 26, Apt. 5, following a lengthy investigation into the distribution of heroin in Hennepin.
The address at 410 Pintail Drive netted the confiscation of purported heroin and items used to package and deliver heroin, along with drug paraphernalia and hypodermic needles.
Taken into custody at 410 Pintail Drive was Michael P. Kasperski, 37, of 410 Pintail Drive, Hennepin. Kasperski has been charged with one count of possession of a hypodermic needle, but further charges may be warranted against him after the state’s attorney reviews the reports and the results from the state crime lab.
Kasperski is currently out on parole for charges for the sale of heroin. He was released on a notice to appear.
Toby J. Harper Sr., 40, of 410 Pintail Drive, Hennepin, was also taken into custody on a failure to appear warrant out of LaSalle County for domestic battery. Harper later posted bond and was released with a LaSalle County court date.
The address at 328 Old Route 26, Apt. 5 netted the confiscation of purported cannabis, items of drug paraphernalia, hypodermic needles, and items used for the packaging and delivery of heroin.
Taken into custody was Robert W. Kiehn, 63, of 328 Old Route 26, Apt. 5, Hennepin.
Kiehn was charged with criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged under the local Putnam County ordinance for possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.
He was released on a notice to appear and given a Putnam County court date. Further charges may be warranted against Kiehn after the state’s attorney reviews the reports and the results from the state crime lab.
Additional charges against other individuals may be forthcoming.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Putnam County State’s Attorney’s Office, Tri-DENT, Putnam County EMS and the Illinois Valley Special Response Team.
Sheriff Kevin Doyle would like to emphasize to the citizens of Putnam County that even during this time of budget constraints on his office, the sheriff’s office will maintain the fight to keep the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics out of the community.
He also reminds the public that many hours of investigation went into the charges for the warrants, but the work continues regarding building a strong case for additional charges against individuals who are distributing illegal narcotics in the community.